DiG Festival


The Hunter Institute of Mental Health are excited to announce a new partnership with DiG Festival, with the introduction of a new major health stream in this year’s conference, to be held in Newcastle from 16-17 October 2014.

The Hunter Institute will drive the integration of a mental health stream into the DiG Festival allowing business, education providers, technology providers together with young people, academics and experts from the field to network and share successes and idea’s for the future.

To deliver this new addition to the festivals program, the Hunter Institute has partnered with the Young and Well Cooperative Research Centre to develop our mental health technology and innovation stream.


Preliminary Program ANNOUNCED!

The Hunter Institute are excited to announce the release of the preliminary mental health stream program for the DiG Festival.

We are pleased to share this dynamic festival program with you which includes presentations, panel sessions, workshops and think-tanks and hope that you can join us to learn and gain insight from some of the leading experts in media, educators, technology partners and many of the organisations at the forefront of innovation in mental health.

To download the full mental health stream program handbook, click here

To download the brief mental health stream program, click here

To register for the conference, please click here

If you require further information regarding this event, please visit www.digfestival.com.au
or contact Brooke Cross, Senior Communications Officer, Hunter Institute of Mental Health at brooke.cross@hnehealth.nsw.gov.au or call 0414 292 403.

We look forward to seeing you there!


Event Information 

The DiG Festival is being held Newcastle City Hall, 290 King Street, Newcastle

Registration will be at 8.45am on the first day of the festival- Thursday 16th October. 

Parking: Car parking is limited around Newcastle City Hall, however there are nearby Parking Stations located at:
 - Burwood St (behind to Newcastle City Council admin building) 100m from venue
 - 11 Argyle Street, Newcastle (entry from Wharf Road) 750m from venue
 - Gibson Street (behind Newcastle Permanent building) 400m from venue
 - Newcastle Panthers, King Street (near Union St), 500m from venue
 Train Stations: The nearest station to Newcastle City Hall is Civic Station just 210m from Venue.



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About DiG

The DiG Festival and Conference is loosely based on the extremely successful SXSW festivals in Austin, Texas which are run over 3 weeks and cover Film, Music and Interactive. Over the years, SXSW has helped Austin become recognised as a leading technology centre with a vibrant artistic culture.

The Australasian DiG Festival features a series of keynote presentations, panels and workshops by international, national and local industry leaders. There is a strong emphasis on innovation, entrepreneurial spirit and ethical business.